“France is back.” Macron’s En Marche party just swept the French parliament.

In one year, Emmanuel Macron literally blew up the whole French political establishment. The last chapter of this blow up was yesterday, when his party La République en Marche won a large majority at the National Assembly (the lower chamber of the French Parliament).

This piece by Vox is a good account of what happened, and what could happen now that Emmanuel Macron has all the powers to implement his platform.

“France is back.” Macron’s En Marche party just swept the French parliament.

A decisive majority in parliament gives Emmanuel Macron an opportunity to advance his centrist agenda.

Source: www.vox.com/world/2017/6/18/15821552/macrons-en-marche-sweeps-french-parliament

[The Stream] Grenfell Tower fire probably caused by climate change retrofitting of the building

Ryan Maue on Twitter about the Grenfell Tower fire:

Sadly, Grenfell Tower fire blamed on  “green energy” or climate change retrofitting to outside covering of building

I would rather say the fire has been caused by blind/senseless climate change retrofitting.

Grenfell Tower inferno a ‘disaster waiting to happen’ as concerns are raised for safety of other buildings

An inferno which engulfed a tower block, killing at least 12 in what could become one of the biggest fire tragedies in British history, was a “disaster waiting to happen”, experts have said.

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/14/grenfell-tower-inferno-disaster-waiting-happen-concerns-raised/